BREAKING NEWS: FG reaches Agreement with ASUU
The indefinite strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) might be called off anytime soon as the FG government and the union have reached an agreement after they met today 7th, January 2019.
The FG has also released N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls according to the minister of labor, Chris Ngige. He also added that the majority of the demands were met during the meeting.
According to Ngige, the Federal Government is also in the process of releasing another N20 billion for payment of earned allowances for university lecturers.
Meanwhile, the ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive Committee of the union will review their decisions based on the new commitment by the government.
According to him, it is only after that meeting of the ASUU leadership that the union will announce its position on the ongoing strike action.
Its been over two months since the union went on strike following the alleged inability of the government to respond to its demands.